Academic Jobs Wiki

This page includes jobs in interdisciplinary/humanities/liberal arts fields (NOT to overlap with established fields like American Studies or Ethnic Studies). For example, jobs in "Individualized Studies," "Humanities," "Community Studies," "Peace and Conflict Studies," etc.

This page is for 2020 jobs.​

Last year's page: Interdisciplinary Humanities and Liberal Arts 2018-2019

Full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure positions renewable. University of Nebraska at Omaha[]

University of Nebraska at Omaha. Instructor - College of Arts and Sciences[]

Position in the Interdiscisplinary Studies Program.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for five full-time instructors whose primary responsibility will be teaching sections of EXPL 1000, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies, and whose secondary teaching responsibility will be in a home disciplinary department. These are full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure positions renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The anticipated start date is August 17, 2020. The workload for each position will be 12 hours in the fall and spring semesters with the possibility of summer teaching.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to working with first- and second-year college students exploring a wide array of academic major options. A candidate’s primary academic discipline can come from any of the natural or social sciences or the humanities, but ideally the candidate will have a strong academic background in or experience with interdisciplinary programs, pedagogies, and curricula. College-level teaching experience and knowledge of high impact practices (HIPs) is strongly preferred. While their primary responsibility would be to teach EXPL 1000, these instructors will also have opportunities to teach in their assigned home disciplinary departments. Requirements: earned doctorate in any collegiate discipline or in an interdisciplinary program; demonstrated teaching excellence; demonstrated success in working with the needs of first- and second-year college students, including those students from underrepresented groups.

With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways.The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts & Sciences that is actively engaged with others colleges on the campus as well as community partners.

The University and College have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in it programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Please send the following materials (a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and a 1-2 page teaching philosophy statement and three letters of reference) as directed below: Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and a 1-2 page statement to the UNO HR website. The 1-2 page statement should 1) address the candidate’s teaching philosophy in interdisciplinary pedagogy and how the candidate has fostered success with first- and second-year college students; and 2) address the candidate’s philosophy on diversity, including but not limited to addressing the needs of students from underrepresented groups. Letters of reference should be mailed to Dr. Tammie M. Kennedy, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, 189G Arts & Sciences Hall Bldg., 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, or can be sent via email to Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2020, and will continue until positions are filled. If emailing materials, please put “INDS Instructor” in the subject line.

Still OPEN, we are an Emerging Hispanic Servin Institution. Please apply! Full-Time / Tenure-Track

Ethnographer of African American Studies and/or African American Health[]

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Emory University is seeking applications for a feminist ethnographer with expertise in African American studies and/or African American health. We are searching for a senior-rank faculty member (advanced associate professor or full professor) in the social sciences whose work draws heavily on ethnographic methods. Faculty whose research and teaching will contribute to the growth of WGSS by advancing theoretical and applied approaches to the study of gender, race, class, and sexuality are encouraged to apply.

Our needs for faculty growth in this area align nicely with the new strategic plans outlined by both Emory College (ECAS Strategic Plan) and Emory University (One Emory). This search will complement Emory’s growing distinction in the scholarship on gender, sexuality, race, and health in the African American experience. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline/field.

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2019. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled. At this time, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter, names and contact information of three referees, and a CV. Candidates’ cover letters should include a discussion of their research, teaching, and service.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to abide by the faculty responsibilities outlined by the Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS Faculty Senate Statement).

Applicant Instructions: Applicants are asked to submit their materials using the following link: ( All faculty applicants will be required to complete a brief statement describing their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds. Candidates will be asked to submit additional supporting materials if selected to participate further in the recruitment process. Questions may be sent to Professor Deboleena Roy, Chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:

Haverford College (PA) - Asst Prof - Peace, Justice, and Human Rights[]

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in its Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program to begin Fall semester 2020. The successful candidate must have a PhD at the time of appointment. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or social sciences whose work is interdisciplinary and focuses on questions of justice, human rights, and related fields. All specializations are welcome, but there is particular interest in scholars who can contribute to programs in Health Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Visual Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course on peace, justice, and human rights and/or applied ethics, as well as offer more specialized courses in their area of expertise, and engage in inclusive pedagogy and mentoring of an increasingly diverse student body. Haverford College embraces the teacher-scholar model and supports faculty research through programs and funding opportunities.    

Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) is an interdisciplinary concentration attracting students from many different disciplines; it offers students the opportunity to study the history, philosophy, and critiques of the rights tradition, examine issues of justice in their local and international contexts, and apply humanistic, social scientific, theoretical, and ethical reasoning to real-world problems. The program’s goal is to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and new perspectives on entrenched problems. For more information, see

Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio [1]: a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a sample course syllabus or description of a class you’d like to teach in the PJHR program, a teaching statement (3-4 pages) that highlights pedagogical strategies and discusses how you approach diversity and inclusion in the classroom, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation via [link]. Candidates are encouraged to seek letter writers who together can address your abilities and promise as a teacher, mentor, and scholar/researcher. New applications submitted after 11:59 pm on Friday, November 1 will not be considered.

>>any news on this?

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Any interview requests? (Nov. 19) -- Nothing here [Nov. 20] - Any news? (Nov 24] No news [Nov. 28]

[December 3] Kind rejection letter from SC chair. "We wanted to reach out to let you know that at this time we will not be able to invite you on campus for an interview."

OFFER MADE (March/3)

Northeastern University (USA:MA) - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Digital Humanities--OFFER ACCEPTED[]

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for several tenured or tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Digital Humanities with a specialization in literary, rhetorical, cultural, or historical studies. Home departments may include History; English; Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies or other units within CSSH. Opportunities exist for affiliations with other programs, such as Africana Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and colleges, including the Khoury College of Computer Sciences or the College of Arts, Media and Design. The expected start date is Fall 2020.

In association with the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, this cluster search builds on Northeastern’s  prominence in the digital humanities, computational social science, and network science. The NULab fosters collaborative work across disciplines in a community that includes faculty, students, staff, and an extended research network. The NULab supports scholars working with large-scale data analysis and visualization, text encoding and digital editing, digital archive creation, new modes of scholarly communication, information design, and more. Researchers investigate a range of topics from embedded slave narratives in early Caribbean books to the constitution of activist networks in social media. Northeastern’s digital humanities community also draws on strong relationships with the library’s Digital Scholarship Group and the Boston Research Center, and on collaborative ties with researchers in computer science, design, game studies, and network science.

With this cluster hire we seek to strengthen our faculty in support of Northeastern’s graduate certificate program, as well as our growing undergraduate curriculum in Digital Humanities. We welcome applications from those engaged in research areas and technologies across the digital humanities domain and are particularly interested in research that explores the critical and cultural significance of tools and methods in the context of questions of race, gender, sexuality and politics.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank. Successful applicants will have the ability to initiate and lead substantive research projects, engage with practitioners and communities outside of the academy, and promote innovation in teaching and experiential learning that is central to a Northeastern University education. We seek candidates who are committed to building an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, and we especially encourage applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the field of digital humanities.

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted. From finalists, the search committee will request writing samples, links to examples of digital work, and evidence of teaching excellence.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions. Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Julia Flanders, Chair of the Digital Humanities Search, at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Deadline: Review of applications begins 1 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5); position open till filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Oct 16, 2019 x3

Rejection (no interview): Dec 16, 2019 x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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NOTES:  Any news on this search?

Peabody Institite of the Johns Hopkins University - Liberal Arts, Critical Writing[]

Full-time Faculty Postion in the Liberal Arts[]

Apply through Interfolio:[]

Deadline for submission is November 15, 2019[]

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the liberal arts with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning July 1, 2020.

The Liberal Arts Department develops critical thinking, writing, and oral communication skills, including English as a Second Language, while fostering social awareness and responsibility in the community of exceptional undergraduate artists. Additional information about the department may be found at

Job responsibilities include:

  • Teaching core undergraduate liberal arts classes in accordance with department need and individual specialty
  • Serving on departmental, school, and university committees
  • Participating in departmental reviews and curriculum development
  • Maintaining an active profile of scholarship

A passionate teacher and scholar, the successful candidate must be inventive, adaptable, and a proven team-builder. The candidate’s area of specialization may be in a wide range of disciplines including the humanities, the social sciences or the natural sciences. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in their field and a strong record of collegiate teaching experience. Candidates with proven effectiveness in community college, professional school, or non-conventional undergraduate settings are encouraged to apply.

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 1000 major public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions of the Johns Hopkins University.

Please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three to five recommenders, and a statement of teaching philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness.  In your cover letter please address how you use the Liberal Arts to engage with wider audiences in your teaching and/or your research. After initial review of applications, more materials may be requested. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2019.

  • Has anyone heard anything? (2/8)
  • Nothing (2/9)
  • Search postponed indefinitely (4/8)

Purchase College-State University of New York  Open Rank Professor of Global Black Studies, Purchase College, SUNY, and Open Rank Curator of Africa & African Diaspora, Neuberger Museum of Art. []

Global Black Studies and the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, SUNY, seek candidates with specializations in African diasporic culture and art. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Global Black Studies program and will be jointly appointed to an academic discipline appropriate to their training and to the Neuberger Museum of Art. While expertise in African Arts is essential, we welcome applicants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and past curatorial experience is not required. Preferred applicants will possess research expertise in one or more of the following interdisciplinary fields: critical race theory; decolonial/postcolonial studies; disability studies; indigenous studies; and gender/queer studies. The successful candidate will be committed to innovation as they situate the Neuberger Museum of Art’s African collection in its post/colonial histories,

Located 25 miles north of Manhattan, Purchase College, celebrates diversity and creativity, encouraging students to “Think Wide Open.” The College was founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and the pursuit of social justice. Toward that unique effort, the successful candidate will combine their work in teaching and curating to create unique opportunities across campus for learning and scholarship.

Global Black Studies is an interdisciplinary minor within the School of Natural and Social Sciences with dynamic course offerings in anthropology, history, literature, music, philosophy, political science, and sociology. The minor is enthusiastically supported by its faculty and animated by the intellectual curiosity and political engagement of its students.

The Neuberger Museum of Art is one of the largest academic museums in the nation with a permanent collection of more than 6000 works of art and a robust program of exhibitions and related education programs. African art has been an integral part of the Neuberger Museum of Art since it opened in 1974. The collection of over 300 works is the only African collection in New York stewarded by an academic museum.  The collection is distinctive in its diversity and in the rarity of several of its objects.  It is highly sought after by community in the region, locally by our PK-12 school group partners, and by campus collaborators.

The successful candidate should have a record of excellence in teaching and a passion for working closely with students, as well as be committed to student success, and a liberal arts education. The successful candidate must be able to use their scholarly expertise to work with the Neuberger collections of African art and organize exhibits both from historical and contemporary perspectives. The successful candidate will also use their expertise to highlight, foreground, and disrupt the complex, troubled histories of African art collections.

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Five years full-time experience at the rank of Assistant Professor, or professional equivalent thereof, is required for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

Primary responsibilities per academic year will include teaching 2 courses; creating curatorial projects in relation to the African collection along with related programming; working with students including supervising 2-3 senior projects or graduate equivalent, and mentoring upper-level students and interns; service on campus committees; and attendance at unit and department meetings.  The successful candidate is expected to be fully engaged in college activities, making the work that they do a meaningful part of campus life. 

To apply, please visit the following website: and complete an online application.

Deadline extended: April 15

For questions, contact the search chair, Shaka McGlotten,


Davidson College (USA:NC) three-year visiting assistant professor of humanities in transnational or postcolonial studies[]

The Humanities Program at Davidson College invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor position in transnational studies or postcolonial studies, beginning July 1, 2020.

We wish to welcome a new colleague who has demonstrated experience or interest in first-year humanities programs, first-year seminar programs, or similar interdisciplinary, foundational collaborative teaching projects in the humanities. A PhD or in some cases an MFA in any cultural studies, history, literary studies, arts or performance studies, or a similar interdisciplinary or area studies program, with a focus on transnational or post-colonial topics, by July 2020 is required. We are especially interested in Africana studies, French and Francophone studies, Arab studies, music, musicology, ethnomusicology, theatre, or art history, though we welcome all teachers and scholars in all humanities fields. The teaching load is five course-equivalents over two semesters: two semesters teaching in the Humanities Program (which is a 1.5 course load per semester) and one course each semester in another department or program in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Find the program description here and the current iteration of the course here

Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on January 20.

Apply online only at with your cv and cover letter. The cover letter should include these four items: (1) a description of a specific unit or topic you would bring to the first-year humanities course (see examples in the current course linked above), (2) two courses you would like to offer in another department or program at Davidson, (3) a description of your research program (which could be integrated into a course or course unit you might teach), and (4) a brief diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The application requests the names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted directly. 

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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  • References requested (Interfolio notification) 1/18
  • Any news? Nothing here -- anyone else? (3/3)
  • Nothing here (3/3)

March 5. Position filled.

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of Tyumen, Russia[]

Avoid this outfit like the plague! It's a racket run according to a far-right management ideology from Skolkovo Managment University in Moscow. It's posing as a multidisciplinary liberal arts college but is really a rightwing collectivist autocracy where one or two individuals are advancing their careers and getting wealthy on federal grant money at the expense of the western Ph.ds they lure there with promises that are made to be broken. What Peter Pomerantsev said about this pervasively corrupt country is preeminently true of SAS : nothing is true and everything is possible.

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) is recruiting professors in biology (environmental biology, evolutionary biology or neuroscience), computer science, economics (cultural and evolutionary economics, urban economics, resource economics or economic history), film and media studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology (cognitive or evolutionary), cultural studies, history, and philosophy.

SAS is a new and rapidly growing institution at the University of Tyumen (Siberia), supported by the Russian academic excellence project. SAS is an interdisciplinary research center and educational institution (BA/MA), it operates in English and currently employs 25 faculty from 11 countries, most of whom received their PhDs from universities top-ranked globally.

The distinctive feature of SAS is the organization of research around multidisciplinary team projects. We are interested in scholars committed to both research and teaching, who believe in the power of complex conversations across disciplinary boundaries. While SAS faculty are expected to work with scholars from other disciplines, SAS does not require co-authoring articles, so SAS faculty can continue to publish in disciplinary journals. 

Jobs at SAS provide a rare chance to develop one’s own research in the framework of a multidisciplinary team project, and also to contribute to shaping an innovative new institution. While scholars wishing to pursue all kinds of topics are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in the following research directions, within which more concrete team projects can be designed:

  1. Ethical and societal implications of genome technologies and neuroscience, such as genetic engineering, resurrection of extinct species, and direct manipulation of cognition and emotion in the brain, including in new media.
  2. The challenges posed by AI decision-making, machine creativity and technological objects becoming social subjects.
  3. Multilevel evolution and the possibilities and limitations of applying evolutionary theory and ‘the logic of chance’ to social, economic, and cultural structures in their historical development.
  4. Implications of changing economic dominance of Global South vs. Global North, East vs. West, etc. for the economic, technological, social and national divides in the multipolar world. The possibilities of the creation of communities across these divides, including by means of storytelling and visual media.
  5. Arctic cities in the changing environment, ‘glocalization’ of the impact of environmental and technological changes on the economy, everyday urban experience, culture and society.

As SAS has the ambition to be part of an international network of multi- and interdisciplinary teaching and research centers, an international search committee will supervise the hiring process: 

  • Alexei Grinbaum, Institut de Recherche sur les Lois Fondamentales de l'Univers, CEA/Saclay (philosophy of science),
  • Arne Dietrich, American University of Beirut (psychology and neuroscience),
  • Barbara Igel, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO (economics),
  • James P. Gibbs, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (environmental studies),
  • Svetlana Borinskaya, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RAS (genetics, evolutionary biology),
  • Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania (cultural history),
  • Lev Manovich, City University of New York (media studies),
  • Machiel Keestra, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam (interdisciplinary studies),
  • Victor Vakhshtain, The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (sociology).

Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype. Short-listed candidates will have the opportunity to team up through virtual contact in order to formulate draft multidisciplinary team projects. They will continue working on the project proposals during the project design session to be held at SAS in March 2020 where these projects will be assessed by the committee. 

Successful candidates are typically offered 3-year renewable contracts to pursue these projects and teach in BA and MA programs (most contracts are 45% research, 45% teaching and 10% administrative work). SAS faculty receive internationally competitive salaries commensurate with experience, health insurance and research travel funds. Some information on Tyumen is available here

Please send a CV, three letters of reference (to be sent separately), and a cover letter describing your academic background and research project(s) that you wish to pursue to by December 10, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.